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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Castle Museum in York...

This post is 'one I prepared earlier' and saved in Drafts, so it's some more backtracking...back to our time in York.

DH remembered from his visit to the UK in 1981 that he had visited a museum in York which contained the cell where the highwayman Dick Turpin was imprisoned. The manager of our B&B was able to tell us that the museum we wanted was the Castle Museum...so off we headed.
This tower ruin was across the road from the museum...

Walking towards the entrance of the museum...

This museum had an amazing number of room settings from the various historical eras...



The medieval setting was very dark...which is understandable! :-)

1950s

The Victorian era street scene included this funeral carriage and horse...


Another kitchen...wartime I think it was...late 30s into mid 40s...

1980s

An old range...

Some of the lace garments in a shop window in the Victorian Era street scene...


A coach from the Victorian Era

Another horse drawn vehicle...

Eventually we got down to the depths of the castle and that cell!

Unlike 1981 though, there was a little bit of technology to make it quite an experience...a hologram Richard Turpin, who 'spoke' to us!


There were a number of these holograms of condemned men and a woman and even one of a rather sly jailer. 
In the old exercise yard of the castle prison was a set of stocks...photo opportunity?
But where was the basket of rotten fruit to throw? 

3 comments:

Una said...

I used to have those exact kitchen units in the 1980s. They were the height of fashion then!! It looks like a good museum. I like York and Yorkshire in general, so I'm sure I will go back one day.

Susan said...

Don't times change. A lot of attention to detail. Ha ha, who could miss that photo opp! :D)

Marit Johanne said...

I want to go to this museum :)